PH U-14 girls tennis squad rules Asia-Oceania tourney, qualifies for worlds
ABS-CBN Sports on Apr 13, 2019 07:02 PM
(Photo from Dyan Castillejo via Twitter)
The 123rd-ranked Philippine Under-14 tennis girls' squad composed of Alex Eala, Alexa Milliam, and Jenaila Prulla completed a near-perfect run in the 2019 Asia-Oceania qualifiers to clinch a spot in the World ITF Juniors this August to be held in Czech Republic.
Team Photo of Phil Girls U 14 team that beat Korea Today in KL. They made World Group and tomorrow play Japan in Finals of Asia Oceania Group! Alex Eala ,13, ITF Jr rank #123 leads team with Alexa Milliam, Jenaila Prulla, Coach Czarina Arevalo 👍🇵🇭🇵🇭🇵🇭 pic.twitter.com/L6CQqnBplB— DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) April 12, 2019
Eala swept her side of the competition, while Milliam recovered after getting tripped vs New Zealand in the five-day ordeal.
Milliam and Eala claimed the Philippines's first-ever win in the Asia-Oceania division with a pair of victories against the Japan squad in the Finals held last April 13.
The squad also took down Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Hong Kong, and South Korea en route to the chip.
The young netters are set to represent the Philippines in the upcoming worlds this August 5-10 in the Czech Republic.
With a report from Dyan Castillejo, ABS-CBN News